Michelle MerriweatherBoard Member
Michelle Y. Merriweather joined the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle team in August of 2015 as the Vice President. Her passion is combining her extensive sales, fund development, event planning and marketing background to better the communities in which she serves. As a Los Angeles native, her dedication for the Los Angeles community and for being a voice for the voiceless, led her to volunteer for the Los Angeles Urban League. Her role grew from volunteer, to the first woman President of the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals and an active member of their board of directors. Prior to changing her career to follow her passion in advocating for African Americans and underserved communities, she had a successful career in sales and marketing with major organizations such as Starbucks, Heinz, and Coca Cola.
In February 2018, Michelle became the 13th President of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. “I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular, but I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice for the voiceless, and effective hope for the hopeless." This quote by civil rights leader Whitney M. Young is Michelle’s mantra as she leads the organization towards its 90th anniversary. Michelle is a co-architect of the Black Future Co-op Fund and an inaugural member of the WA State Women's Commission. In addition, Michelle serves on several boards including the Alliance for Education and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Michelle is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves as an advisor to the chapter at the University of Washington. She is a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.